Today we went to see Creed in the cinema and there was one particular scene that stuck with me. The following doesn’t contain any spoilers but stop reading now if you don’t want to know anything about what happens.
Rocky is standing with his protege Johnson in front of the mirror wall in the gym. He tells him to look at the mirror and that they guy he sees in there, that’s his biggest opponent. No matter who he’s up against to fight, the guy looking back in the mirror, mimicking everything he does, that’s the guy he’s going to have to beat.
You see this guy here? That’s the toughest opponent you’re ever going to have to face. I believe that’s true in the ring, and I think that’s true in life.
Much of what we face when it comes to life’s big and small challenges has to do with our own fears and self-doubts. We worry too much about what other people may think or whether we’ll be able to do it or not, rather than trusting in ourselves and knowing that those other opinions rarely matters.
I’d be lying if I didn’t say that I’m a bit nervous about the next phase of Glimt. Raising funding is new territory, but we have to dare to give it a try. No matter what the end result will be, as long as we dare to do that, everything will be ok. And if all else fails, at least we won’t be left with the sour taste of wondering “What if…”.
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